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Great Expectations (2011)

Great Expectations (2011)

Ray Winstone, Gillian Anderson, David Suchet and Douglas Booth star in Sarah Phelps’s bold new adaptation of Great Expectations, which forms the centrepiece of the BBC’s celebration of Charles Dickens as we approach the bicentenary of his birth, in 2012. (Source: BBC)

Episode Info

Final: 1x03 -- Episode 3 (Dec/29/2011)

Pip is horrified by Magwitch’s arrival and the revelation that his fortune comes not from Miss Havisham, but from a convict, in the final episode of Sarah Phelp’s bold adaptation.

Pip races to Satis House, only to learn that Estella is engaged to Bentley Drummle, who delights in Pip’s humiliation. Pip realises that Miss Havisham led him to think she was his benefactor, and encouraged his love for Estella out of cruelty – fuelled by bitterness.

Wemmick warns Pip that rumours have been circulating of Magwitch’s return from Australia..the penalty for returning as a transported convict is hanging. Now Pip must help Magwitch escape.

Pip decides he can never go home and will accompany Magwitch on his escape. But as Pip and Magwitch make their escape down the Thames, just as they reach the meeting point for the steamer Compeyson looms out of the fog, in a boat full of soldiers. He has been lying in wait for them…
Available Episodes

Episode 2
Dec 28, 2011
Season 1 episode 2

Episode 1
Dec 27, 2011
Season 1 episode 1

Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Miss Havisham
Ray WinstoneRay Winstone
As Abel Magwitch
David SuchetDavid Suchet
As Jaggers
Vanessa KirbyVanessa Kirby
As Estella
Harry LloydHarry Lloyd
As Herbert Pocket
Frances BarberFrances Barber
As Mrs Brandley
Susan LynchSusan Lynch
As Molly
Paul RitterPaul Ritter
As Wemmick
Paul RhysPaul Rhys
As Compeyson

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Executive Producer: Anne Pivcevic
Producer: George Ormond
Editor: Guy Bensley, Victoria Boydell
Casting: Maggie Lunn
Line Producer: Michas Kotz
Music: Martin Phipps
Costume Designer: Annie Symons
Hairstylist: Luca Saccuman
Make-up: Adele Firth
Set Decorator: Jo Kornstein

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Recurring Guests

Jack Roth (1) as Dolge Orlick (3 eps)
Shaun Dooley as Joe Gargery (2 eps)
Perdita Weeks as Clara (2 eps)
Tom Burke as Bentley Drummle (2 eps)
Mary Roscoe as Hannah (2 eps)
Steve Lately as Mike (2 eps)

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Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | Family | History | Literature
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 27, 2011
Ended: December 29, 2011
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